Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2018 | Month : August | Volume : 12 | Issue : 8 | Page : OD01 - OD03

All Mycobacteria are not Tubercular: A Case Report OD01-OD03

Laxma S Reddy, K Bhaskar, N Prashanth, Narendra Kumar Narahari, GK Paramjyothi

Correspondence
Dr. K Bhaskar,
Associate Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Nizamís Institute of Medical Sciences, Panjagutta, Hyderabad-500082, Telangana, India.
E-mail: bhaskarsr999@gmail.com

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a common infection in developing countries with high morbidity and mortality. However, Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) are common environmental organisms which closely resemble tuberculosis but rarely present with disease in immunocompromised patients. They have different growth requirements, identification methods and treatment options when compared to tuberculosis and require individualised care. Here we present a case of Mycobacterium simiae infection in an immunocompetent patient presenting like tubercular infection with good outcomes after treatment.